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Minthorn's Milkvetch (Astragalus minthorniae)
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Minthorn's Milkvetch (Astragalus minthorniae)

General: Minthorn's Milkvetch (Astragalus minthorniae) is a low-growing perennial forb with compound leaves, pea-type flowers, and seed pods. The leaves are reddish, and the seedpods are hairy.

Minthorn's Milkvetch is an uncommon component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained gravelly areas on bajadas into the lower mountains in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub and Pinyon-Juniper Woodland), Transition (Yellow Pine Forest), and Canadian (Pine-Fir Forest) life zones.

Around Las Vegas, look for Minthorn's Milkvetch at middle and higher elevations in Red Rock Canyon NCA and up on Mt. Charleston.

Family: Pea (Fabaceae)

Minthorn's Milkvetch (Astragalus minthorniae) Minthorn's Milkvetch (Astragalus minthorniae)
Minthorn's Milkvetch (Astragalus minthorniae) Minthorn's Milkvetch (Astragalus minthorniae)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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